Also Known As:
Pinus sylvestris L.
Where It's From:
Why It's Special:
It resists shrinking and swelling.
How It Works:
Pine wood is medium-weight and relatively soft. Its strength and elasticity are good. Pine wood can be worked easily by hand or machine. It can be sliced or peeled. Nailed, screwed or glued connections are straightforward. The surface can be finished with all kinds of paints.
Color ranges from light pale yellow to medium yellow, to deep orange.
Pine is often used for country or provincial furniture. Pickled, whitened, painted and oil finishes are often used on this wood.